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hobbyani thread 02/09/2024 (Fri) 19:28:10 No. 276 [Reply]
what do you guys think about hobbyani? its a genre that refers to manga based on some kind of hobby (usually toys and video games) thats often marketed to children-think digimon and medabots this sort of stuff exploded in the 2000s, but i dont see kids watching this stuff anymore. honestly a shame because theres a lot of love put into this stuff, even if the stories arent the most mature or profound.
>>276 I watched pokemon a lot as a kid. I used to sit in front oft he TV with my binder of pokemon cards, whose organizational structure changed every week or so, and flip to find whatever card corresponded with the pokemon on screen. My favorite is butterfree. Is that in the genre?

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Haruhi Suzumiya anon 08/28/2023 (Mon) 18:15:53 No. 216 [Reply]
Can't have a 2000s board without the goddess of the decade
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>>230 >join anime group club thing >can't relate to any of the stuff they talk about It's over guys I'm no longer with it.
>>245 You're out of touch
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>>245 >"oh yeah, have you seen [insert random moonrune title here]" No, but I uh.. watched Lupin last night, and redownloaded all of Kenshin. >Oh, you're not a real anime fan then if you don't know [title] I was pirating anime on VHS for friends before you could even reliably download more than one episode a night.
>>273 > you're not a real anime fan then if you don't know [title] I feel you. There are a lot of shows I didn't watch because they don't interest me. So, what? Having watched more than 350 titles, but not having seen Gundam, Bleach, Naruto, Sword Art Online, Demon Slayer or whatever invalidates that? At one point you just watched so much, you will be able to tell if you will like something or not. Of course there will still be surprises now and then, but most of the time you will be able to guess it right. On another note, with every passing year it gets more annoying how stuff gets hyped and shoved into your face. Seeing something everywhere really makes me go ballistic lately.
>>274 the two most toxic fanbases i've seen is anime and horror, both for that same reason.

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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni anon 11/03/2022 (Thu) 19:29:49 No. 123 [Reply]
Recently got around to watching it, and was pleasantly surprised to find myself loving it. Mystery was great, which was complimented by countryside setting. It really knows how to create tension and ambient atmosphere as it manage d to make me feel uneasy. I heard it's a VN adaptation and there is also a manga, so definitely going to check it out sometime in the future. What are you thoughts? Shion is the best girl.
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>>210 the VN was overrated. None of the so called "fans" actually read it.
The first 5 vn are so fucking good. Recommended for everyone, for anime I hate all of them. The horror is completely gone, while the vn used to make my skin crawl and sometimes I started having watery eyes.
>>246 I agree with you in the sense that the ending was overratted. Higurashi started good but the ending was just dumb. Still in my top favorite VN games nevertheless.
>>253 the VN is much better than any of the anime yes, but the anime are all charming and just another way to enjoy the media.. it was still very entertaining and fun to watch. all except Gou/Sotsu.
I'm one of the weird fuckers that only read the manga after discovering it through Gou (and then dropping it halfway through for the manga). I really enjoyed Kai, the story is fun and something you don't see a lot. I think it inspired me to write, or at least try to. After Kai, Rei felt like a collection of scrapped ideas, but even still I liked Saikoroshi. Felt like a prequel/closing piece for me after Kai.

anon 04/19/2022 (Tue) 23:58:57 No. 147 [Reply] [Last]
Post underrated 2000s kino right now!
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>>147 Recently finished The Twelve Kingdoms and thought it was pretty good it, even if I was somewhat burnt out by the end. It has a fuck ton of lore that it drops on you all the fucking time though, could barely keep up.
Can't believe the anime that in the past was considered surface level is now pretty obscure. Anyway, does anyone remember this? I enjoyed it for what it was despite some issues with it. >>206 Currently watching this now and I love it a lot. Looks like it's going to become one of my favorites.
>>169 I feel like the Metarex Saga would definitely be an interesting premise for a 'Sonic Adventure 3' type game. Sucks that it was an anime-only story. Cosomo was a qt
>>254 I find it more odd that only Lain got regularly talked about. Especially how until recently I considered Texhnolyze to be better than Lain. I'd need to get around to a rewatch sometime soon since somebody made an HD remaster a year or two ago.
>>170 hah, I know I'm replying to such an old post. but I remember watching that FF anime and liking it at the time. but then looking back at it, it really was terrible. even if it WAS fun and I appreciate it. it's a fond memory. but uh no it's not good. girl had a nice ass but that's all it has going on. LOL

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Bee Train Thread anon 07/06/2022 (Wed) 16:24:02 No. 214 [Reply]
For the longest time I've been wanting to make a thread for Bee Train anime, so I've decided to finally get around to it. Kouchi Mashimo's "hospital for animators" is probably most well known for their "Girls With Guns" trilogy: Noir, Madlax, and El Cazador de la Bruja, but have several other lesser known series like Avenger, Tsubasa Chronicle, and the .hack series. Have you anons been watching any Bee Train anime lately? Do you have a favorite?
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OP here, I've been rewatching Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom lately. I'm almost finished with it, and I've been enjoying it much more now than the first time I watched it for some reason.
I loved Noir when I watched it years ago, but I tried Madlax like 3 different times and dropped it every time before episode 12
>>215 What happened to the noirfag? I emailed them and never heard back.
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>>243 You didn't get my reply? Check your inbox. Here's some more screenshots so we don't derail the thread too much.
The girls with guns trilogy is what got me to prefer anime with female MCs.

anon 10/01/2023 (Sun) 22:33:30 No. 237 [Reply]
For how good it was, the two Ef: series are almost never talked about today. Or maybe it was because I watched it 10 years ago, but it is a shame that’s it’s passed over for other anime at the time
Does it suffer from the usual problems VN adaptations tend to suffer from?
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>>240 Yes, definitely, and this seems to be a controversial opinion because the ef adaptation is very highly rated basically everywhere. Note that I only watched the first season, and that was also a long time ago. I played the VN first and it's one of the best VNs I've ever played. If you haven't played it, there are 5 separate arcs (the VN is linear with one heroine, but the arcs have different protagonists) split up into two games. The first season of the adaptation adapts the first three arcs, which are the first game and the first arc of the second game, which is strange considering these arcs are meant to be sequential and yet in the anime they happen simultaneously. The game gets progressively more depressing as the arcs go on, culminating in the final arc. Therefore, the first two arcs aren't really that depressing, the main thing I liked about it is the love triangle being portrayed very realistically. Unfortunately, like most VN adaptations, the slow-paced style of the VN turns into ADHD like rapid speed with multiple arcs being shown in one episode shoving a 30 hour game and the first third of another 30 hour game into a single cour. And yet, shaft STILL has the time to have five minutes of absolutely nothing happening except text appearing on the screen for no reason other than to portray the heroine of the first arc as having crippling dependency issues, which she doesn't in the VN. The drama is ramped up to a million, making the "realistic love triangle" into yet another example of a love triangle where the characters are insane and do extremely inhumane things to each other for no apparent reason. It's a real shame, because I love ALL of shaft's other shows of this era, and yet ef seems to stick out like a sore thumb as the only shaft show that I really truly hate. The only real positive about it is that it looks gorgeous and the symbolism, but that's expected of the studio.
>>248 >Thanks for this anon. I'm not the guy you're replying to but I have been meaning to get into this series for years now but was indecisive since I didn't know whether to get into the anime or the visual novel. The anime looks beautiful and the animation is also pretty good, but I'll stick with the visual novel because of those caveats that you had mentioned. Again, thanks a lot!

anon 12/04/2022 (Sun) 20:29:20 No. 138 [Reply]
Liru is a miracle of the universe! ✨ 🙏
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I love her!
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I love Liru! ❤️
I appreciate Liru!
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Liru is stylish
Aiko is better

Iyashikei Anime anon 05/26/2023 (Fri) 15:31:09 No. 144 [Reply]
Anime iyashikei anime fans here?
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I liked Aria: the animation a lot. It really embodies the 2000s style of animation.
Binchou-tan is a really cute iyashikei anime from the 00s with short episodes, I have rewatched it many times. I downloaded the raws of the manga from Perfect Dark a long time ago but it doesn't have furigana so I couldn't read the moonrunes.
Aria and YKK are two of my favorite series
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I really like Sketchbook ~full color's~, it's a really kind anime.
>>226 I ended up picking this up because of your post. I can't believe I put off watching this for so long; what a soothing anime. It's fun to hear a very young Hana Kanazawa too.

anon 09/02/2023 (Sat) 03:04:32 No. 218 [Reply]
What are your favorite comedy anime from this era?

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Lucky Star anon 06/06/2022 (Mon) 05:45:42 No. 104 [Reply]
You WILL have fun in this thread. You WILL post the Luckies. You WILL post your favourite covers. You WILL be happy. https://youtu.be/UJ7SmCLkSDs
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>>115 Konata a dumb.
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>>104 2007 was 10 years ago. I feel so nostalgic, i want pre-corpo interweb and i want it now !
I still won't forget my introduction to lucky star. I was fooled by one of the seasons DVD covered with the comic book shop guys on it, thinking it was gonna be some awesome anime. I was pissed off at first but I loved it.
>>117 >16 years wait until 2007 becomes 20 years ago